Kate DiCamillo on Fall Kids’ Indie Next List Pick “Louisiana’s Way Home”

    “In her follow-up of sorts to Raymie Nightingale, Kate DiCamillo tells the story of Louisiana, Raymie’s friend who has spent her life on the run,” said Diane Capriola of Little Shop of Stories.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Sarah Henning

    Sarah Henning’s debut young adult novel, Sea Witch, is a retelling of The Little Mermaid from the perspective of the girl who would one day become the witch in the classic tale.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Allie Rowbottom

    Gibson’s Bookstore owner Michael Herrmann calls Jell-O Girls: A Family History, the debut memoir by Allie Rowbottom and an Indies Introduce Summer/Fall 2018 pick, “dark and deeply personal.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Gabriela Alemán

    Gabriela Alemán’s debut, Poso Wells, is “poised to have a longstanding impression on readers for years to come,” said Rebecca George of Volumes Bookcafe.

    A Q&A With R.O. Kwon, Author of August’s #1 Indie Next List Pick

    John Francisconi, manager of Bank Square Books, said R.O. Kwon’s debut novel, The Incendiaries, “knocked me sideways.”

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Dervla McTiernan

    The Ruin is “a compelling story that spans two decades and multiple mysteries and examines the ways that public servants can provide resources for those in need or fail them utterly — or worse,” said Maryelizabeth Yturralde of Mysterious Galaxy.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Cindy Baldwin

    In Where the Watermelons Grow, 12-year-old Della struggles with a baby sister who needs to be kept out of trouble, a mother with schizophrenia, and the drought affecting her father’s watermelon farm.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Melinda Beatty

    In Beatty’s middle-grade debut fantasy, Heartseeker, Only Fallow has a secret ability to see lies, a power that forces her from provincial life into the service of a king and court she does not trust.

    July Indie Next List e-Newsletter to Deliver to 491,000+ Customers

    The July Indie Next List e-newsletter, powered by Shelf Awareness, will be delivered to customers at more than 120 ABA member stores on Thursday, July 5.

    An Indies Introduce Q&A With Sayaka Murata and Ginny Tapley Takemori

    Ely Watson of A Room of One’s Own called Convenience Store Woman “a strong commentary on obsessive work culture” and praised its “calculated, removed prose and unique narrative and characters.”

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